Making the decision that you, your child, and/or your family could benefit from therapy is one thing, and finding a therapist that is a good fit and scheduling that first appointment is often very difficult. Check out this article I found about misconceptions parents may have regarding child therapy. I think the article gives great information on some of the potential barriers individuals face when deciding whether or not to make that first appointment with a therapist. The 5 myths that the author discusses includes:
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- “Therapy is for children with serious issues”
- “I don’t want anyone finding out my child is receiving therapy”
- “Why pay for therapy when I can get advice from other parents?”, ”Therapy is common sense”, and “I don’t want someone telling my child what to do”
- “Therapy is too expensive”
- “The therapist will think I’m a bad parent”